Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1775: Composer Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa was born.
1928: “Die Dreigoschenoper” (“Threepenny Opera”) premiered in Berlin. The music was by Kurt Weill.
1967: The Beatles announced that they would handle their own affairs following the death of manager Brian Epstein.
1969: Bob Dylan made his first paid appearance at England’s Isle of Wight Pop Festival since his motorcycle accident three years earlier.
1974: The Rolling Stones released “Goat’s Head Soup.”
1974: In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami, FL.
1976: A judge ruled that George Harrison was guilty of copying from the song “Hes So Fine” (by the Chiffons).
1988: Julianne Phillips filed for divorce from Bruce Springsteen.
1989: The Rolling Stones began their first concert tour in eight years at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA.
1997: James Brown became the first U.S. artist to appear in Lebanon following the recent lift of the ban on U.S. travel to the country.
1998: Noreaga, Vincent Santiago, of the musical group Capone-N-Noreaga was charged with assault of an unhappy fan in Harrisburg, PA.
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